Terrace, B.C. population inches up

But city resident number less than what it was in early 2000s

MAP of Terrace and immediate area within which it conducted its 2016 census.

THE City of Terrace’s population rose from 2011 to 2016 but remains behind population counts dating back to 2001, indicate latest figures released from Statistics Canada.

Those figures indicate the city’s 2016 population was 11,643, up 1.4 per cent from 2011’s census figure of 11,486.

But that’s still less than the 12,109 people cited as living within the city in 2001 but the 2016 figure is closer to the 11,320 people living within the city boundaries in 2006.

The year 2001 marked the closure of what at the time had been the city’s major direct and indirect employer, the Skeena Cellulose/Repap sawmill on Keith Ave. It has since been demolished.

When slightly expanded to what Statistics Canada calls a population centre, the 2016 figure is 13,663 compared to 13,395 in 2011.

Based on maps attached to the numerical data, the latter figure takes in upper and lower Thornhill and Copper Mountain but does not include Kitsumkalum or the Spring Creek area north to Merkley.

British Columbia’s population has grown by 5.6 per cent over the past five years, according to the 2016 census data.

Statistics Canada states B.C. has hit 4.6 million people, and is the sixth fastest growing province behind Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon.

Canada’s population, meanwhile, has surpassed 35 million, with the bulk of that five-per-cent growth attributed to immigrants.

As of 2016, 13.6 per cent of Canadians live in B.C., leaving the province the third largest in the country.






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